Hypertension Screening in Dental Settings
By implementing routine testing, dental teams can have a significant impact in reducing high blood pressure and other chronic diseases.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the benefits and challenges of routine screening for hypertension in dental settings, as well as some of the objections that have been raised.
- Discuss the prevalence of high blood pressure, classification levels under the recently updated guidelines, and the clinical team’s responsibilities during screening.
- List key results and lessons learned from Maryland’s “Hypertension Screening in the Dental Setting” pilot project.
This course was issued in the March 2019 issue and expires 3/31/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.